Shooting TikTok Stunt, Bihar Youth Drowns in Floodwater

Eyewitnesses jumped into the water to save the youngster but could not find him.

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A youth drowned in a stream of floodwater while filming a Tik Tok video in Bihar’s Darbhanga on Monday, 22 July, ANI reported. The body of the youth was recovered a day later by the authorities.

The deceased, Afzal, was shooting a TikTok video with his two friends Kasim and Sitare, in which they were diving into a stream of floodwater in Keoti block. As Kasim dived into the water he was suddenly seen struggling to stay afloat and Afzal dives in to save him. Even though Kasim managed to escape, Afzal drowned in the floodwater.

People who witnessed the incident jumped into the water to save the youngster but could not find him. A day later, a team of National Disaster Response Force (DDRF) recovered the body from the spot where he had drowned.


According to ANI, many other videos were found in the mobile phones of the youngsters featuring slow-motion videos of them diving into floodwater.

The district administration on Thursday appealed the public to stay away from floodwater and avoid attempting such stunts and taking selfies or videos near water bodies.

“We make an appeal to parents to pay attention to the children and instruct them to avoid such misadventures like diving into the river streams,” ANI quoted Darbhanga District Magistrate Thyagarajan as saying.

(With inputs from ANI)

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